Category: New York

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Featuring scores of works by such legendary modern artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, the Cézanne to Picasso exhibition has already received national and international acclaim and drew a devoted audience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tomorrow it will  open at The Art Institute of […]

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Arthur Keith  is senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Gaylord Entertainment in February 2004, from Harrah’s Entertainment, where he was vice president, hotel operations, for the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is it that  you do exactly? My […]

Free chauffeur service to and from JFK for Etihad Airways first and business class passengers

Free chauffeur service to and from JFK for Etihad Airways first and business class passengers

Etihad Airways now offers first and business class passengers free chauffeur service to and from JFK Airport. Etihad’s transportation partner, Empire International, provides the service within a 70 mile radius of JFK in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Fort Lauderdale's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

Fort Lauderdale’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

One hotel that’s really grabbing the headlines right now is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and, in particular, Room 607. It’s there that Anna Nicole Smith tragically died last Thursday, aged just 39. The hotel has gained notoriety because of the recent events and will join the likes […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Find family-friendly properties with Ciao Bambino See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters Explore Extravagance Magazine for luxury suggestions Book Australia’s finest hotels through Luxury Down Under

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Book Australia’s finest hotels at Luxury Down Under Dine in a greenhouse at De Kas, Amsterdam Use a Champagne sabre to open that next bottle See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters

Catwalk Package from W New York Union Square

Catwalk Package from W New York Union Square

New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (2nd-9th February 2007) is just around the corner and W New York Union Square is offering an  exclusive Catwalk Package. For $949 you’ll get to stay in a suite, get  two reserved-seat tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, VIP backstage lounge access and one or two other perks such as […]

Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces unveiled their second hotel in the US this week. The Taj Boston on Arlington Street in Boston is  an 80-year classic Beaux Arts landmark hotel, with 273 rooms,  that faces  the Boston Public Garden. The opening follows Taj Hotels’ 2005 lease agreement to operate and manage The Pierre in New […]

Five best places to re-tox

Five best places to re-tox

The Guardian has a  brief article on the five best places to re-tax (as opposed to de-tox)… the shortlist includes: an Ecole du Vin weekend in March at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin multi-course feasting at Li Licci in Sardinia a night out in London followed by a sleeper to Penzance and a stay at Rick […]

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet  - a new business class-only airline – has begun offering its London-New York service today.   One flight a day is going from London’s Luton Airport to Newark, with a second expected to be in operation from July 2007. The airline joins the likes of Maxjet and Eos which both  target business travellers  and […]

Valentines Indulgence Package at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid

Valentines Indulgence Package at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid

For a special indulgence, the Mirror Lake Inn in the Adirondacks, NY is offering a Valentines Day Indulgence Package to really spoil couples.   It includes Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a special dinner menu prepared by Chef Sorgule, a  Swedish massage for two, and overnight accommodation in a Noonmark Room. It’s available from 11th […]

Valentines with Villas of Distinction

Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back?   If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]

Bliss packages from W Hotels

Bliss packages from W Hotels

W Hotels is launching its Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package, featuring lush and luxurious gifts from New York’s hottest spa, Bliss ®. From now until 25th February 2007, guests who book W’s Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package (starting at $219 per night) will experience a warm escape from the bitter cold and the ultimate in […]

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2007

NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2007

If you have a favorite restaurant in New York – or some on your wish list you haven’t checked off yet  - the end of this month is the time to make a reservation, save money, and benefit charity at the same time. More than 140 of the city’s top restaurants are participating in Restaurant […]

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